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Data Centers

Fire protection for data center equipment and spaces

Data centers and server racks present a significant fire risk. In many cases fires happen when today’s hot-running and overcrowded server racks and enclosures fall prey to faulty electrical connections, short circuits, power surges, malfunctioning power supplies and electrical arcing.

A Firetrace automatic fire suppression system can protect your valuable data equipment and data against loss.

Firetrace provides a self-activating standalone fire suppressing solution that detects and suppresses a fire inside of the server rack. Upon detection of fire, the Firetrace system will discharge a “clean” fire-suppressing agent, such as Chemours FM-200 and Novec 1230, which are delivered as a colorless, odorless gas that leaves no residue and requires no cleanup. These clean agents are non-conductive, non-corrosive, and people safe – they are ideal for protecting your mission critical IT equipment and data.

Firetrace systems are available with an optional pressure switch that can be tied into an emergency power off switch or alarm system to notify you when a fire event occurs. Firetrace also offers a solution where activation can occur through a smoke detector or building alarm (available on Firetrace Indirect Low Pressure systems only). And because Firetrace systems do not require any electricity to operate the are functional 100% of the time – even if the server power supply is interrupted!

In addition to in-cabinet fire protection, Firetrace offers advanced E4 Total Flooding Clean Agent systems that are capable of protecting entire rooms in data centers.